Thursday, June 07, 2012

Megan Abbott Is Right Again

Well, Megan Abbott was right about Manny Farber and Bob Hope. Farber's review says that Hope "creates a many-faceted character... Sometimes Hope gets feelings of deep distaste, disdain, into a single keen-eyed stare, a haughty quiver of his body, or a jutting of his leaden, underslung jaw a fraction of an inch in the direction of his victim... Hope's style... combines precision of timing with intellectual suppleness and finesse." Farber compares Hope, with his "elf-child's display of grace and roguish self-delight" (uh... !!!), to Nijinsky. Okay! Weirdly, the last time I mentioned Megan Abbott and Bob Hope, I firmly stated that he was NOT an elf.